While browsing through your local pet store, you may have noticed various kits that can be used to grow your own cat grass. But just what is cat grass, and more importantly, is it safe for your cat? By learning about benefits of cat grass, you can decide whether your own cat needs a little garden in
A newborn kitten cannot see, hear, walk or even crawl. It is one of the world's most helpless creatures during its first few days of life. The newborn kitten's entire world is the warmth of its mother's and litter mates' bodies, the taste of its mother's milk, and the feel of its mother's tongue cle
A true heart attack occurring in a cat is extremely rare. Often, veterinarians use the term "heart attack" to describe various other conditions such as heart disease, which may lead to sudden death or collapse. However, this does not mean that a heart attack is not a possibility, so...
Progressive retinal atrophy, commonly called PRA, is a disease that causes gradual degradation and death of cells in the eye. PRA is relatively rare in cats, but purebred cats are far more likely than common housecats to suffer from PRA. The incidence is highest in Abyssinians, though some cases hav
I work out of an office located in my home. The views from my converted office are wonderful. I can see mature trees, a bit of a creek, and a pasture holding goats and chickens.
Cats can have allergies and asthma. Allergy triggers are found in the home or backyard. Reducing exposure to allergens and treating their symptoms will help a cat lead a long, fun-filled life.
Human Companion, I am seeking solitude. Please take notice. Cats tend not to make a big deal out of their not feeling well. In fact, they tend to become very quiet and retreat to an out-of-the-way spot where interaction with humans and other animals and stimuli is at a minimum. This behavior in itse
Cats make good pets, and their needs are few. Remember, your feline pet is part of your family, and should be treated as such. However, do not expect cats to...
Cats are meant to be wonderful and treasured members of the family. Many cats are enjoying long lifespans, into the teens, twenties, and even up to thirty years. Receiving good care, proper food and clean water, and regular veterinary checkups along with living indoors can add many years to the life
A healthy happy catcat image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.comWhile mouse and rat poison can help rid a house of pests, if cats ingest it the results can be deadly. The consequences of swallowing such a poison can seriously harm or cause death to a beloved pet. If steps are taken quickly...
Be wary if your kitten is exhibiting signs of lethargy or listlessnesskitten image by AGphotographer from Fotolia.comWhen kittens have low blood sugar, they will exhibit signs of weakness, listlessness, and even have a risk of seizures. These signs indicate that the kitten has...
Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures which make your pet unable to reproduce. If you are unsure if spaying or neutering is right for your pet, knowing the benefits associated with the procedures can help you make an informed decision.
Cystitis is the term for an inflammation of the bladder. Dr. Debra Primovic on Pet Place's website reports the most common cause of urinary tract symptoms in a cat is cystitis. Female cats are more likely than males to suffer from this condition. This illness is not infectious.
Like humans, cats can have strokes, but the symptoms and effects of feline strokes are quite different. Learning to recognize symptoms of feline stroke may one day help you save your cat's life.
Cat Eye infection or Uveitis refers to an inflammation of certain inner pigmented structures of the cat's eye. Many of the infectious diseases in cats involve the eyes. Therefore, Uveitis is a fairly common disease seen in cats. Sometimes, eye injuries caused by fights or accidents can also giv
The great debate among pet lovers has long been, "Which makes the better pet: a dog or a cat?" There is, of course, no way to settle this matter definitively. Some folks prefer dogs and others like cats.
Ever wonder why cats land on their feet? The answer might surprise you.
While many cat breeds are popular among their aficionados, my favorite "breed," and that of many of my readers, is the so-called domestic cat, also known affectionately as moggie, alley-cat, house cat, or what is called in cat shows that include them, "household pet." You may sub
Be watchful of any cat you adopt from a shelter or rescue organization. Mild illnesses that can develop into serious conditions are not uncommon. Something as seemingly innocent as sores on the nose can be a signal of upper respiratory infection, specifically calicivirus. Small nose lesions are some
One advantage that dog owners have long had over cat owners is the ability to take their pets out for a walk on a leash.If you envy those dog owners and you would like to take your precious kitty for a walk outside, just follow these simple steps to train your cat to use a leash.